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  • Crowds gather for March on Washington 50th anniversary

    WASHINGTON -- Fifty years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, thousands once again took to the streets of the nation's capital to call for economic and racial equality. As the crowd made its way down Constitution Avenue, one...
  • Oprah, Rep. John Lewis commemorate March on Washington

    Oprah, Rep. John Lewis commemorate March on Washington
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the veteran civil rights activist, urged the country to remember and build on the progress of the last five decades during a speech at the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington. "Sometimes I...
  • Oprah, Hollywood Celebrate 50th Anniversary of MLK's 'I Have a Dream'

    Show biz figures like Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and LeAnn Rimes appeared at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. "It's an opportunity today to recall where we once were in this nation,"...
  • David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'

    David Oyelowo delves deeper for role in 'The Butler'
    For the Oxford-born, Nigeria-raised David Oyelowo, the last few years have been a profoundly deep — and sometimes harrowing — dive into the African American experience. The actor has played a Tuskegee airman in George Lucas' "Red Tails," a...
  • Barack Obama and the March on Washington: Rhetoric and reality

    Barack Obama and the March on Washington: Rhetoric and reality
    President Obama’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington underscored both the great advantages of the presidency and its daunting limitations. A forum in which a president has to compete with the famously loquacious...
  • Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race

    Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race
    The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...
  • Obama honors King, pushes his political agenda on March anniversary

    Obama honors King, pushes his political agenda on March anniversary
    WASHINGTON – President Obama tried to reassemble a “coalition of conscience” to take up his economic agenda for the middle class on Wednesday as he honored Martin Luther King Jr. and the marchers who fought for civil rights 50 years ago....
  • TV coverage of the March on Washington 50th anniversary

     
    Aug. 28 will be the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the Aug. 28, 1963, gathering for human rights that saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, an event...
  • 'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington

    'Moyers & Company' special will commemorate March on Washington
    Fifty years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the momentous civil right's event known as the March on Washington. Between 200,000 and 300,000...
  • Goldberg: Forward to what, Democrats?

    Goldberg: Forward to what, Democrats?
    "Forward" is a perfectly appropriate slogan for progressives. Progress suggests forward or upward motion. That's why revolutionaries and radicals as well as liberal incrementalists have always embraced some derivation of the forward trope. So ingrained...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Who Do You Think You Are?' on TLC

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Who Do You Think You Are?' on TLC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 11 - 17, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Nine for IX Filmmaker Shola...